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Volume 10 : 9 September 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

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Continuous Professional Development -
An Issue in Tertiary Education in Bangladesh

Syeda Farzana Sultana, M.A., Md. Samyul Haque, M.A., and
Ahmed Wasimul Bari, Ph.D. Candidate


Development of any kind is the process of becoming the best. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is rather a requirement for all the employees of an organization. It aims at bringing benefit to the individual as well as to the organization, and to the profession as a whole.

The two parties involved in CPD are the individual and the organization. The former makes a commitment to develop herself and the latter actively supports it. This support from the organization is a must in CPD.

Bangladesh is in its infancy as far as awareness of CPD is concerned. In the education sector, the country is yet to be adequately aware of, initiate and grow up with CPD. The private universities in Bangladesh seem to have started addressing the idea of CPD seriously in the recent days. This paper aims at finding out the CPD scenario in private universities in Bangladesh both at the individual level and at the organizational level, through a questionnaire that was sent to teachers of different private universities. Finally, recommendations are made on what should and can be done by the faculty members as well as by the organizations, to ensure and boost up CPD process.

1. Introduction

Professional development means deepening insight into (one's own) professional practice and seeking further to understand that practice. Teaching involves complex professional expertise which itself needs to be better understood and more clearly presented to the public. A successful Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme would yield a more motivated and enthusiastic teaching force. Undergoing CDP programmes means that the individual is responsible for her life-long career development under the umbrella of the institution. All kinds of CPD programmes are meant to support and develop the skills of teachers. CPD plays a vital role to stimulate the intellectual interest of a highly motivated teacher.

This paper tries to define what continuous professional development is. It views the individual and the institution as the two parties involved in CPD. Then it reviews the literature of CPD to give an elaborate idea about CPD. It looks around the private universities to find out what is going on there regarding CPD empirically through a questionnaire. Next it discusses the findings on the basis of the theoretical knowledge of CPD. This paper finally makes a few recommendations regarding what should be done to ensure CPD in the private universities in Bangladesh.

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Syeda Farzana Sultana, M.A.
Department of English
American International University

Md.Samyul Haque, M.A. Corresponding Author
English Discipline
Khulna University-9208

Ahmed Wasimul Bari, Ph.D. Candidate
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